Blaney doubles down
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sunday, May 27, 2012 Contact: Brian Liskai Liskai2x@cros.net
By Brian Liskai
FREMONT,Ohio - Dale Blaney says his job is easy driving the Ti22 Performance #2 sprint car. He made it look easy Sunday at Fremont Speedway, cruising to the University of Northwestern Ohio All Star Circuit of Champions $10,000 payday to make it a clean sweep of the two-day show at The Track That Action Built.
“George and Troy and Bobby and Junior make my life easy. This car has been operating phenomenally all year…back to where we were in about 08. I finally started racing a little better and the car’s a little better. Everybody is working so good together…we just want to race every day,” said Blaney of his fourth All Star win of 2012.
“This car is phenomenal. Any where we’ve gone this year it’s been really, really good. George (Fisher) designs them things and Barry Jackson makes them. If we can duplicate that exact car every time I’ll take it. We’re going to Lawrenceburg tomorrow to race against the Outlaws, but I’m looking forward to our next trip to Central Pennsylvania. I think we’ve got a car good enough to go win out there at Williams Grove and Lincoln. I just have to go out there and do it. I’ve never won a race at either place…I just have to go get it done,” added Blaney in the Engine Pro Victory Lane.
It was Blaney’s 14 th career win at Fremont and his 9 th UNOH All Star win at the track, which has now hosted 101 series events in its 61 year history. Blaney now has 88 career UNOH All Star wins, just 10 behind all-time series winner Kenny Jacobs. Blaney is only one victory away from tying Jack Hewitt for the most All Star wins at Fremont.
For local driver Bryan Sebetto, Sunday’s second place run was a bit of redemption from Saturday night when he admittedly made a bad move causing Brandon Martin to flip.
“Dale was just flat better than us tonight. We had nothing for him. We had a second place car. I’m happy to run second to Dale when he’s that quick…he’s a class act and one of the best out here,” said Sebetto beside his Hammer Pallets, Gressman Powersports, JLH General Contractor, Crown Battery, Meggitt’s Powdercoating, Big D’s Pizza backed #24h.
“With the exception of all the drama last night, it was a good weekend. We made it on the front stretch both nights. It’s not what we wanted…we wanted wins, But we got top threes both nights and we will take that. The guys worked their butts off on the car with Aaron, Timmy P., Guhn, Randy and Gibbs.”
There’s just something about a 50 lap race at Fremont that seems to bring out the best in Greg Wilson. He would storm from his 10 th starting spot to a third place finish.
“I told somebody earlier make these things 100…we’ll put on a hell of a show for the fans. I want to thank all the fans for coming out this weekend. The team worked hard and made a big turnaround from last night. I have to thank Veryl Warnimont for doing this thing, DNC Hydraulics, Ohio Logistics and Hercules Tires. What a turn around from last night. We wanted to crawl under a rock and stay there. We came out tonight and ran good. Brian Kemenah and the guys did an awesome job. We changed some stuff today and it’s great to be standing on the front stretch,” said Wilson.
In the Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 Sprints, Port Clinton, Ohio’s Dustin Dinan held off a late race charge from John Ivy to score his fourth career victory at Fremont Speedway.
“I heard Johnny (Ivy) coming. The car was awesome. Nate Colson and my crew had that thing good for me. It’s been too long…I like being up here,” said Dinan in the Engine Pro Victory Lane beside his Johnson’s Hunting and Fishing, Tank’s Meats, Kylynn Industrial Performance, Quality Welding backed machine.
“I have to thank Mike Britt, Joe Ridley, Aaron Fought…my girlfriend Rachel and her family and all those guys who help me,” added Dinan.
Bellevue,Ohio’s Cory Ward drove a flawless race in the Fremont Fence Dirt Truck feature, leading all 20 laps for his 19 th career victory. The win moves him into a tie for 26 th on the track’s all-time win list.
“It helps when you start up front. I looked after that first caution and Art (Ball) and the 94 (John Ivy, the previous night’s winner) were right there and I was like ‘oh man here we go.’ I never seen them so I must have been fast enough,” said Ward beside his Budweiser and Yuengling Beer, Precision Body and Frame, Hiser’s Transmissions, B&L Plumbing, Eastside Café backed machine.
Bryan Sebetto and Kyle Larson would bring the UNOH All Star field of 24 to the green with Sebetto gaining the advantage while Paul McMahan, Blaney, Craig Mintz and David Gravel in tow. Broc Martin would spin after two laps were scored with the running order Sebetto, Larson, Blaney, Mintz, McMahan, Gravel and Stevie Smith. On the restart, Martin would spin again and go pitside.
On the ensuing restart, Blaney would drive into second and quickly closed on Sebetto. With Sebetto running the top ledge and Blaney in the middle, they pulled away from Larson, Mintz, McMahan, Smith and Wilson. On lap eight, Blaney would drive under Sebetto and slide up in front exiting turn four to take the lead.
Blaney would catch the rear of the field on lap 13 and as they raced side by side it allowed Sebetto to close slightly. Larson continued to run third with Mintz, McMahan and Wilson in pursuit. Just as Blaney crossed the finish line to complete the half-way point, the caution would fly for a David Gravel spin.
On the ensuing restart Blaney had three lapped cars separating himself from Sebetto. That allowed Blaney to rocket away. Sebetto would steadily pick his way around the lapped cars while Wilson blasted from fifth to third by lap 27. Blaney would again catch the back of the pack by lap 32 and again they were racing each other hard, holding up the leader’s progress. Blaney’s patience would pay off as he picked them off one by one, putting more and more of the field between himself and Sebetto.
With 10 laps to go, Blaney held a commanding lead while Sebetto now had his hands full with Wilson with Mintz, Tim Shaffer and Smith in tow. With two laps to go Wilson raced inside Sebetto for second but did a 360 spin in turn four. Wilson would maintain third.
Blaney would pull away for the win with Sebetto, Wilson, Mintz and Shaffer rounding out the top five.
In the 25-lap 305 sprint main, Dustin Stroup and Dinan would pace the field, with Dinan gaining the advantage. After two laps were scored, Paul Weaver and Paige Polyak would spin while battling for fourth. The running order was now Dinan, Stroup, Nate Dussel, John Ivy, D.J. Foos, Caleb Griffith and Jordan Ryan. Weaver would again spin on the ensuing restart, ending his night.
When the green came back out, Dinan would pull away from Stroup who had his hands full with Dussel, Ivy, Foos and Griffith. Ivy would take third on lap five and continued to pressure Stroup while Dinan ran away. Dinan would encounter lapped traffic by lap eight, but Stroup and Ivy could not close.
By lap 10 Dinan had a four car length advantage over Stroup as he, Ivy and now Foos waged a torrid battle for the runner-up spot. Ivy would take second on lap 11 and steadily closed the gap on Dinan. Ivy would drive under Dinan as they exited turn four to complete the 17 th lap to lead by a nose. However, Dinan would execute a slide job in turns one and two, with both he and Ivy scooting off the top of the track, but maintaining the top two spots. Stroup was now locked in a battle with Foos and Griffith for third, and when Griffith did a 360 spin in turn four, Stroup spun to avoid him to bring out the caution.
Now with a clear track, Dinan would pull away on the restart with Ivy, Griffith, Foos, Dussel, Bobby Clark, Jordan Ryan, Jamie Mille rand 19 th place starter Alvin Roepke in tow. Dinan would encounter lapped traffic with two laps to go and once again Ivy closed. After taking the white flag, Dinan and Ivy ran nose to tail down the back stretch. Ivy would dive under Dinan in turns three and four and it was a drag race to the checkers with Dinan winning by a nose. Griffith, Foos and Dussel would round out the top five.
Brian Sorg and Ward would bring the field to the green in the 20-lap dirt truck feature with Ward driving into the lead bringing Bob Dible and Ball up to second and third. The truck on the move was Ivy, who started eighth and was the only driver willing to go up top as he drove into second on lap 2.
Ward would not budge from the bottom as Ivy raced up top while Dible and Art Ball closed. Ball would dace under Ivy over laps three and four before the caution flew for a Ben Good spin. On the restart Ward would pull away again ad Ivy and Ball continued their battle for second with Dible, Willie Keegan, Steve Sabo, Dan Roepke Jr. and Jimmy McGrath Jr. in tow.
Ball would get around Ivy for second on lap 9, but could not close on Ward. With five laps to go, Ivy had caught Ball again, with Keegan making it a three truck battle. McGrath would bring out the yellow on lap 16, with Chuck Roelle adding a caution on the restart.
In the four lap dash to the finish, Ward drove off for the win with Ball, Keegan, Ivy and Dible rounding out the top five.
Fremont Speedway will be silent Saturday, June 2, but will be back in action Saturday, June 9 for Vision Quest Night with the Kistler Racing Products FAST (Fremont Attica Sprint Title) Championship series for the 410 sprints and 305 sprints along with the dirt trucks. The fourth annual Fremont Speedway Hall of Fame induction ceremonies will take place at 2 p.m. in the covered grandstands prior to the night’s racing. All fans are encouraged to attend the ceremonies.
For more information go to www.fremontohspeedway.com
Fremont Speedway - 5/27/2012 Bud Light Night
UNOH All Star 410 Sprints (35 Cars) [#]-Starting Position
Qualifying –Kistler Engines 1. 2-Dale Blaney ,13.229; 2. O9-Craig Mintz, 13.297; 3. 24H-Bryan Sebetto, 13.322; 4. 1K-Kyle Larson, 13.339; 5. 89G-David Gravel, 13.360; 6. 9Z-Duane Zablocki, 13.365; 7. 45-Paul McMahan, 13.389; 8. 83M-Broc Martin, 13.389; 9. 55-Brad Bowman, 13.415; 10. 3-Pete Miller III ,13.440; 11. 19-Stevie Smith, 13.456; 12. 14K-Cole Duncan, 13.482; 13. 54-Cap Henry, 13.492; 14. W20-Greg Wilson, 13.496; 15. 83-Tim Shaffer, 13.497; 16. 3L-Mike Linder, 13.529; 17. 53-Phil Gressman, 13.533; 18. 40-Caleb Helms, 13.560; 19. 16-Chris Andrews, 13.575; 20. 5R-Byron Reed, 13.593; 21. D4-Danny Holtgraver, 13.659; 22. 14H-Todd Heller, 13.676; 23. 12-Jared Ridge, 13.698; 24. 4-Danny Smith, 13.719; 25. 5K-Adam Kekich, 13.763; 26. 60K-Jody Keegan, 13.796; 27. 97-Dean Jacobs, 13.803; 28. 23JR-Jack Sodeman Jr. ,13.809; 29. 44W-Austin Wheatley, 13.835; 30. O-Lee Jacobs, 13.859; 31. 46AU-Stuart Williams, 13.871; 32. 35-Stuart Brubaker, 14.034; 33. 5T-Travis Philo, 14.152; 34. 14-Chad Wilson,14.262; 35. 2+-Brian Smith, 15.300
Kear’s Speed Shop Heat 1 - (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 53-Phil Gressman ; 2. 54-Cap Henry ; 3. 2-Dale Blaney  ; 4. D4-Danny Holtgraver ; 5. 89G-David Gravel ; 6. 44W-Austin Wheatley ; 7. 5T-Travis Philo ; 8. 5K-Adam Kekich ; 9. 55-Brad Bowman
All Pro Aluminum Heads Heat 2 - (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 40-Caleb Helms ; 2. W20-Greg Wilson ; 3. 14H-Todd Heller ; 4. O9-Craig Mintz ; 5. O-Lee Jacobs ; 6. 9Z-Duane Zablocki ; 7. 3-Pete Miller III  ; 8. 60K-Jody Keegan ; 9. 14-Chad Wilson
Dragon Race Fuels Heat 3 - (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 16-Chris Andrews ; 2. 24H-Bryan Sebetto ; 3. 45-Paul McMahan ; 4. 83-Tim Shaffer ; 5. 19-Stevie Smith ; 6. 12-Jared Ridge ; 7. 46AU-Stuart Williams ; 8. 97-Dean Jacobs ; 9. 2+-Brian Smith
Kinsler Fuel Injection Heat 4 - (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 4-Danny Smith ; 2. 3L-Mike Linder ; 3. 5R-Byron Reed ; 4. 14K-Cole Duncan ; 5. 1K-Kyle Larson ; 6. 23JR-Jack Sodeman Jr.  ; 7. 83M-Broc Martin ; 8. 35-Stuart Brubaker
Dash –Outerwear’s Performance Products (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 6 starting positions of A-feature 1. 24H-Bryan Sebetto ; 2. 1K-Kyle Larson ; 3. O9-Craig Mintz ; 4. 45-Paul McMahan ; 5. 89G-David Gravel ; 6. 2-Dale Blaney 
B-Main –MSD Ignitions (12 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 9Z-Duane Zablocki ; 2. 55-Brad Bowman ; 3. 83M-Broc Martin ; 4. 97-Dean Jacobs ; 5. 44W-Austin Wheatley ; 6. 3-Pete Miller III  ; 7. 5K-Adam Kekich ; 8. 60K-Jody Keegan ; 9. 5T-Travis Philo ; 10. 12-Jared Ridge ; 11. 35-Stuart Brubaker ; 12. 14-Chad Wilson ; 13. 46AU-Stuart Williams ; 14. 2+-Brian Smith ; 15. 23JR-Jack Sodeman Jr. 
UNOH A-Main - (50 Laps) 1. 2-Dale Blaney ; 2. 24H-Bryan Sebetto; 3. W20-Greg Wilson; 4. O9-Craig Mintz; 5. 83-Tim Shaffer; 6. 19-Stevie Smith; 7. D4-Danny Holtgraver; 8. 1K-Kyle Larson; 9. 89G-David Gravel; 10. 45-Paul McMahan; 11. 55-Brad Bowman; 12. 16-Chris Andrews; 13. 14K-Cole Duncan; 14. 9Z-Duane Zablocki; 15. 3L-Mike Linder; 16. 53-Phil Gressman; 17. 4-Danny Smith; 18. 14H-Todd Heller; 19. 97-Dean Jacobs; 20. 54-Cap Henry; 21. 40-Caleb Helms; 22. O-Lee Jacobs; 23. 5R-Byron Reed; 24. 83M-Broc Martin Hard Charger: D4-Danny Holtgraver[+13]
Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 Sprints (22 Cars) [#]-Starting Position
Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 8 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 8B-Bobby Clark ; 2. 5-Dustin Dinan ; 3. 8K-John Ivy ; 4. 1-Nate Dussel ; 5. 4M-Jamie Miller ; 6. 35-Josh Burdette ; 7. OO-Alvin Roepke ; 8. 1M-Mike Moore
Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 8 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 40-Caleb Griffith ; 2. 5R-Jordan Ryan ; 3. 11F-D.J. Foos ; 4. 10-Josh Harrison ; 5. 8J-Jess Stiger ; 6. 22D-Dan Hammond ; 7. 72C-Ross Moore
Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 8 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 10X-Dustin Stroup ; 2. 1W-Paul Weaver ; 3. 68G-Tyler Gunn ; 4. 27-Paige Polyak ; 5. 25-Jason Keckler ; 6. 9-Jimmy Colvin ; 7. 83X-Nate Reeser
A-Main - (25 Laps) 1. 5-Dustin Dinan; 2. 8K-John Ivy; 3. 40-Caleb Griffith; 4. 11F-D.J. Foos; 5. 1-Nate Dussel; 6. 8B-Bobby Clark; 7. OO-Alvin Roepke; 8. 4M-Jamie Miller; 9. 5R-Jordan Ryan; 10. 25-Jason Keckler; 11. 27-Paige Polyak; 12. 10-Josh Harrison; 13. 9-Jimmy Colvin; 14. 10X-Dustin Stroup; 15. 22D-Dan Hammond; 16. 68G-Tyler Gunn; 17. 83X-Nate Reeser; 18. 72C-Ross Moore; 19. 35-Josh Burdette; 20. 8J-Jess Stiger; 21. 1M-Mike Moore; 22. 1W-Paul Weaver Hard Charger: OO-Alvin Roepke[+12]
Fremont Fence Dirt Trucks (19 Trucks) [#]-Starting Position
Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 8 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 88-Dan Roepke Jr. ; 2. 5JR-Jimmy McGrath Jr. ; 3. 99-Art Howey Jr. ; 4. 16-Steve Sabo ; 5. 95-Keith Sorg ; 6. 9-Roger Inks ; 7. 115-Ben Good
Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 8 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 94-John Ivy ; 2. P51-Willie Keegan ; 3. O1-Art Ball ; 4. 17-Bob Dible ; 5. 23M-Brad Mitten ; 6. 14-Scott Beard
Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 8 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. D1-Dustin Keegan ; 2. 18W-Cory Ward ; 3. O9-Jeff Wank ; 4. 4X-Brian Sorg ; 5. 3R-Chuck Rolle ; 6. 8KB-Kent Brewer
A-Main - (20 Laps) 1. 18W-Cory Ward; 2. O1-Art Ball; 3. P51-Willie Keegan; 4. 94-John Ivy; 5. 17-Bob Dible; 6. 16-Steve Sabo; 7. 88-Dan Roepke Jr.; 8. 8KB-Kent Brewer; 9. 99-Art Howey Jr.; 10. O9-Jeff Wank; 11. D1-Dustin Keegan; 12. 95-Keith Sorg; 13. 4X-Brian Sorg; 14. 23M-Brad Mitten; 15. 9-Roger Inks; 16. 5JR-Jimmy McGrath Jr.; 17. 3R-Chuck Rolle; 18. 115-Ben Good; 19. 14-Scott Beard Hard Charger: 8KB-Kent Brewer[+10]
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